How Putin’s Oligarchs Hide Their Billions | Investigators
How did oligarch Dmitry Firtash, aka Putin’s ‘Man in Ukraine’, end up buying a tube station in the heart of London? And what does this tell us about the British attitude to dirty money?
London is the go-to place for Putin’s associates to come and spend their dirty money – billions of dollars are thought to be laundered through the capital every year. But since the Russian invasion and subsequent war in Ukraine, the UK is now under pressure to ramp up sanctions and crack down on it.
Oliver Bullough, journalist and author of ‘Butler to the World’ investigates Dmitry Firtash and analyses the UK’s role as a butler to oligarchs, kleptocrats and tax dodgers.